Lamborghini Launches Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
By KBB.com Editors on March 10, 2009 8:17 AMAdmitting that the most powerful iteration yet of its Murcielago line is "more extreme and uncompromising than any other automobile," President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, introduced the new LP670-4 SuperVeloce in Geneva. With the output of its 6.5-liter V12 raised from 640 to 670 horsepower and curb weight reduced by 220 pounds compared to the standard Murcielago LP640, this leaner, meaner mid-engine road rocket can hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and streak on to 212 mph when fitted with the standard rear spoiler or 209 mph with the high-downforce Aeropack Wing. Literally remade inside and out, the SuperVeloce also gets its own more aggressive front and rear styling treatments, including additional brake cooling intakes and a see-through engine cover that stacks three levels of clear polycarbonate elements in a flow-through configuration to help dissipate heat buildup. The racecar-like interior is a study in carbon fiber and Alcantara, which was chosen for the seat coverings because it's lighter than the leather. No price was mentioned, but Lamborghini only plans to build 350 of these SuperVeloce specials.